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Thank you to everyone that helped make BuddyPress 2.3.0 happen! <3
We’ve released 18.104.22.168 to address this.
It should appear in your dashboard shortly.
If the error is preventing you from accessing the dashboard, delete
wp-content/plugins/buddypresscompletely, and try again.
You can reinstall 2.2.3, and this error will go away.
Sorry for the embarrassing inconvenience.
Sorry about that confusion. It may have been a reply that ended up in moderation for a bit. We’re working on improving that in bbPress for 2.6, which is the prerelease version we’re running here.
Note that there is a Trac ticket for this also, should it turn out to be some kind of BuddyPress bug: https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6194
I gave the Role bp_moderate but that did not solve the issue. There must be some other check that needs to be passed for these menu items to show up.
You may want to put a late filter on
map_meta_capto ensure it’s truly getting added, and not getting stomped or mapped back to
Maybe a compromise could be found and some new functionality for the front end could be introduced that allows you to assign someone as Group Admin. I think i am not the only one that sees value in that Role especially in a big community where you have the need to moderate but do not want to give people access to the backend or higher Administrative privileges.
You’re on the right track. Each component could (and maybe should) come with its own hierarchy of roles. Just because someone can manage users doesn’t mean they can manage groups, if that makes sense?
I also don’t quite understand why a Group admin could not be derived from one of the Forum Roles. A forum Moderator or Keymaster should be able to moderate all Forums incl. the private group ones and could subsequently also be allowed to manage all groups.
Anything is possible, but I’m not sure this approach is a safe assumption for all installations. At least not in its current iteration.
All good ideas. Thanks @ubernaut for the bump.
That’s no good. Thanks for the report. We’ll do some testing and report back with the results.
@agentswall Are you saying that the link to create groups is missing? Are you able to go to
groups/createmanually and see the form?
@modemlooper That’s not a bad idea. I’ll work towards that approach after 2.2 goes out today.
The goal was to draw attention to the fact that individual forum categories even exist, as a fair amount of topics in our forums end up in the wrong place.
Any suggestions how to emphasize individual forums without that emphasis being distracting to you?
Also @skyrant, it’s possible this is just a bug in our implementation, and using WordPress’s
add_menu_page()function, which requires a capability be passed into it that is consequently checked on the current site being accessed, and not the root site where the
bp_moderatecapability is likely to be assigned.
I’ve opened a ticket in our bug tracker to bring a bit more attention to this as a bigger issue, so if you end up creating any patches, go ahead and drop them there:
Hey @ubernaut. All thoughtful consideration is appreciated and encouraged, but your “doesn’t currently exist in buddypress” response was neither, considering @skyrant appeared to already frustrated by BuddyPress not performing to his expectations.
It was also inaccurate, as functions like
bp_current_user_can()exist explicitly to enable developers to extend this functionality. If skyrant is unable to make it work, more open-ended questions about the approach will help us figure out what’s not working correctly, be it on his/her end or ours.
please let me know if you feel like my participation is no longer desired around here
This isn’t the case, and if it ever was to be, never let that stop you anyways. We are all trying to build cool things and improve the world through better open-source community software. It’s inclusive at it’s core. Only twice in eight years have we excluded anyone because of clearly malicious abuse of other members, and it still bothers me to have needed to do so.
You can also look at our
_bp_enforce_bp_moderate_cap_for_admins()function for a clue as to what might be preventing your
bp_moderaterole and capability checks from needing the additional
Hey @skyrant, project lead chiming in here. Apologies for @ubernaut‘s response; it doesn’t come across as very helpful or inviting, nor does it point you in any directions as to where to start building this type of functionality, which is the type of helpful reply I would expect from our forums normally.
You’ll want to look into WordPress’s
map_meta_capfilter, and more specifically, our
In the old days, we used a bunch of
is_super_admin()checks to only allow the type of access you desire to network administrators. This proved to be too powerful an assumption once BuddyPress started working on Single-Site installations, and so we ported (almost) everything to checking for
You could create a new role and grant it the
bp_moderatecapability. In doing so, any user with that role will have the ability to moderate the entire BuddyPress community.
This also is a bit more powerful than we would like it to be, and in the future we hope to introduce dedicated roles and capabilities all through-out BuddyPress very similarly to the way we did with bbPress. It’s not in the immediate roadmap however, so if this is an area you’re interested in, and want to help us improve it, let’s keep a dialogue going here and see if anyone else chimes in.
RC2 just announced today:
@danbp How many links do you think is appropriate? Happy to experiment with different values.
Thanks for the mention, and sorry your topic got caught in our moderation queue (for having 2 or more links in it). I purposely didn’t post anything here, just to keep my initiatives separated from the project itself, but figure this is as good a place as any to have some open discussion about it, too.
Ouch. Sorry to hear that these specific queries are resulting in a slower experience. That certainly wasn’t the plan on our end. Are you able to provide an exact spec so that we can duplicate your approach? That will go a long way towards allowing us to figure out what’s happening, and improve/fix it.
Looks like @maikelcoke found a solution here:
Sounds like the murderer is in the house. Don’t go upstairs.
You could optionally just block sign-ups from your own IP. If you’re running a multisite installation, there’s a convenient UI for this. We’ve yet to incorporate that into single-site BuddyPress yet, but we have considered it.
Don’t forget this is happening this weekend! Looking forward to seeing y’all!
That error isn’t anywhere in bbPress; bbPress’s is:
“ERROR: Your topic needs a title.”
It happens from inside the
bbp_new_topic_handler()function, which bails early if the $_POST action is not
bbp-new-topicwhich makes it pretty unlikely you’re seeing a bbPress error under normal circumstances.
Is it possible some other plugin is causing this?
What you’re asking for is something we used to call “Multiblog Mode” back in the day. It’s not a popular configuration, because it’s usually pretty confusing to users.
You can enable it a few different ways:
define( 'BP_ENABLE_MULTIBLOG', true );in your wp-config.php
add_filter( 'bp_is_multiblog_mode', '__return_true' );in an mu-plugin
There’s not a ton of documentation about multiblog, but it will make BuddyPress behave like you’re looking for it to.
Questions and installations like this are becoming more common, and we have a loose plan on how to include provisions for this into BuddyPress core. Right now, you’ll end up needing a few extra plugins (and a little bit of on the job education) to make both WordPress and BuddyPress play exactly the way you need them to, but rest assured that both WP and BP do have the ability baked in to manipulate where things live and how they work together.
A few plugins to investigate:
- WP Multi Network
- BP Multi Network
They’ll let you have disparate BuddyPress networks rotating around one central user-base and logins. From there, you can see how these plugins work, and tweak your integration to suit your needs.
Also happy to try and guide you further as you need more specific code snippets to solve specific problems.